Historical fantasy is one of my favorite subgenres, an awesome melting pot of historical fiction and fantasy. I even have a separate page listing the ones I’ve read! This feature will run for a few months, showcasing the major time periods I’ve read in. Goal: have a spiffy, updated page by the end!
This month I’m looking at books set from the 1920s on. I’m including Among Others on here, because it was set in a specific time in the past, although I know that for the author and many readers that time is within memory.
Magic Most Deadly by E.L. Bates (England, 1920s, very enjoyable)
The Diviners by Libba Bray (America, 1920s, not my personal favorite)
Dark Metropolis by Jaclyn Dolamore (based on Weimar Germany, recommended)
Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge (England, 1920s, amazing and wonderful!)
Bad Luck Girl by Sarah Zettel (America, 1930s Dust Bowl, recommended)
Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough (England, 1958, not my personal favorite)
Mortal Fire by Elizabeth Knox (based on New Zealand, 1959, highly recommended)
Into the Grey by Celine Kiernan (Ireland, 1970s, recommended)
Among Others by Jo Walton (UK, 1970s, SO WONDERFUL)
Are there any I’ve missed? Old favorites? I’d love to hear them.